(by Allen B. West) -- Two weeks ago during his ISIS “strategy” speech, President Obama told us that this wouldn’t be like Iraq or Afghanistan and that his plan would resemble a more successful strategy as played out in Somalia and Yemen. Well, Obama may just want to use a golf term with which he’s probably familiar — a mulligan. I don’t think Obama wants to replicate anything that’s happening in Yemen — unless, like Libya, having Islamists overrun a country is what he prefers.
As reported by Gulfnews.com “Al Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni government headquarters yesterday and the premier resigned as violence raged despite a UN announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting, officials said. Prime Minister Mohammad Basindwa stepped aside, accusing President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi of being “autocratic”, senior officials said. The official Saba news agency announced Basindwa’s departure, but without saying why. Mohammad Abdul Salam, an Al Houthi spokesman, confirmed on his Facebook page that the seat of government had been taken.”
Gulfnews.com says “insecurity and political turmoil have grown since Saleh was ousted by Arab Spring protests. The Houthi insurrection is one of several threats to the stability of Yemen, which borders oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is struggling with a secessionist movement in the south and a spreading al-Qaida insurgency. The Houthi insurrection is one of several threats to the stability of Yemen, which borders oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is struggling with a secessionist movement in the south and a spreading al-Qaida insurgency. The Houthis, who belong to the Zaydi sect of Shia Islam, have been struggling for a decade against the Sunni-dominated government for more territory and autonomy in the north. And we all know who is backing the Shiite Al Houthi rebels.”
This situation resembles Iraq a lot more than Obama may want to admit.
In fact, here’s a propaganda video they’ve been circulating on that very subject. About seven or eight minutes in, the “host” comments on how much money America is spending — which ends up in their pockets. At the end, one of his colleagues asks if Obama has prepared enough diapers for his soldiers.